In ancient times, Japanese people were fishing with tame cormorants.
At night the fishermen in the boat lit torches, attracting thereby the fish. Then with each boat produced a dozen cormorants, tied to long ropes. Your birds neck was intercepted by a flexible collar, not allowing the cormorants to swallow the fish caught. Cormorants are fast gaining their craws, and the fisherman pulled the birds in the boat, where he collected the catch. Each bird received his reward and was produced for the next round of hunting for fish.
Japanese, answering the phone, not say “Hello” and “MOSI-MOSI”.
When the phone has entered the life of Japanese, they are responding to the call, said “Oh, Oh!” that reminded our “Yes, Yes!”. And the one who called me and said: “hi, the e gozaimasu” (“I have a case”). These words gradually replaced patter “Moshimasu, moshimasu” (“Say, speak”), which over time was reduced to the current “MOSI-MOSI”.
The Japanese call the green light blue.
When Japan appeared the first street lights, signals were red, yellow and blue colors. Then it turned out that a bunch of green color is much easier to see at a distance than blue. So the blue lenses of traffic lights gradually replaced by green. But the custom of naming a permissive traffic signal “blue” remained.
Depicted on Japanese banknotes very hairy men.